Quinn said this as he was cleaning the crud off the feet of our kitchen stools. It’s a disgusting job that we do only about once a year, and I offered him $3 if he would do it.
The thing is, Quinn is highly motivated to get a job. He has been working really hard to get a job at the karate school, which would be a perfect job for him, but it’s not exactly the sort of thing you just apply for and start work tomorrow. It’s a process for sure.
So, he decided to get a lifeguard job in the meantime. Again, not the sort of this he can start work right away. For this job, he wants me to spend $90 on classes to get certified, classes which he already signed up for, classes which begin in March. I told him I would have a hard time doing that before he had some… shall we say… debts paid off. The upshot is, he has to earn $25 before I’ll spend the $90.
Which means, he is stuck doing jobs around the house.
It’s a tough life for a kid.
On the bright side, we did hear him say some great things, including:
“Look at me go!”
“I’m so smart!”
And my personal favorite, “This magic eraser really is magic!”